This is my adventure into creating an art installation for the Art in Rural Storefronts project sponsored by The Arts Center of Corvallis. ARS serves regional audiences in Linn and Benton Counties by bringing innovative, thought- provoking art projects to rural communities that lack spaces dedicated to contemporary/non-commercial art. Three artists were chosen to participate. The project is funded in part by the Oregon Arts Commission.
Saturday was more relaxed than previous days. I roped Dave into coming out to help with lighting issues. He got the coveted spot right under the fish!
Before lighting could be completed, I had to readjust the curtain to run parallel with the fish and push the fish closer to the windows. This allowed for a clearer shadow to appear. It still doesn’t show much during the day. Another problem to solve.
After the light was secured, I could finally pull out the clay and start smearing. It felt so good to have fingers in mud again!